<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Weird News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Fri, 22 May 2015 12:30:33 -0700 Fri, 22 May 2015 12:30:33 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Bay to Breakers 2015]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 13:46:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*130/brady5.JPG
The 2015 Zappos Bay to Breakers got rolling with a cloudy yet festive start early Sunday morning, with participants dressed up as everything from salmon to giraffes to the fictional start-up "Pied Piper"...

Photo Credit: Ian Cull]]>
<![CDATA[Parrot Ruffles Feathers Over Spanish Curse Word]]> Thu, 14 May 2015 12:15:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/71927337_Parrot-Green-Generic.jpg
A parrot named Rula is ruffling some feathers in Tracy, California. At issue is what exactly Rula is spewing from his gray beak. Neighbor Jennifer Baca told NBC affilate KCRA that she swears the green parrot is...

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Image Source]]>
<![CDATA["Petite" Inmate Slips Off Handcuffs, Escapes Jail]]> Wed, 13 May 2015 17:45:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/5-13-15+Kelly+Smith+Prisoner.JPG
Authorities in Southern California are searching for a 23-year-old woman who escaped police custody several hours after being arrested. Officials say Kelly Smith was sitting in the booking area of the Ventura...]]>
<![CDATA[South Bay Lawyer Secretly Lives in Office for Four Months]]> Wed, 13 May 2015 14:18:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/181*120/desk1.jpg
A newly-appointed South Bay lawyer secretly lived in his office for 150 days to save on rent money.

Photo Credit: Fairfax Media via Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Goats Gone Wild]]> Thu, 07 May 2015 07:38:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/5-6-15-Goats+Agoura+Hills.JPG
Dozens of grazing goats were on the loose in Southern California on Wednesday after roaming down their hillside job site and into the street.

Photo Credit: Joe Cascio]]>
<![CDATA[Snorkeler Finds Plastic Skeletons Having Underwater Tea Party]]> Wed, 06 May 2015 12:04:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/f_skeleton_partay_150506_6a819ada04e4d948f980d79e51334ebb.nbcnews-ux-640-360.jpg
A terrified snorkeler discovered what he thought were human remains at the bottom of the Colorado River. Upon further investigation, the sheriff's department found something more humorous.]]>
<![CDATA[Urns End Up on Thrift Store Shelf]]> Tue, 05 May 2015 04:41:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/urn+bonnie+throp.jpg
Authorities are trying to figure out how urns containing what could be human ashes ended up on the shelf of a thrift store in Connecticut. A customer spotted the urns on a shelf in the housewares department. She]]>
<![CDATA[Relative Claims Remains Left at Church: Cops]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:40:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/201*120/4-28-15-Urns.JPG
A person claiming to be a relative has come forward to claim urns containing the remains of three family members.]]>
<![CDATA[Smuggling Gone Wrong: Man Gets Wedged Under Seat]]> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:21:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CBP_+Man+Wedged+.jpg
For one man trying to sneak in to the U.S., freedom didn’t just mean making it over the border. It soon meant just escaping from underneath a truck’s backseat.

Photo Credit: CBP
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<![CDATA["Oaktown Pup" Video Humanizes Pet Adoption]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:46:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/185*120/uptownfunk.JPG
East Bay SPCA parodies the Bruno Mars hit "Uptown Funk" with the "Oaktown Pup" song and video.

Photo Credit: East Bay SPCA]]>
<![CDATA[Tater Tots, Comfy Couch Waylay Would-Be Burglar ]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:18:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/179*120/tatertots.jpg
Police say a would-be burglar was sidetracked by snacks and naptime Thursday afternoon, heating up some tater tots and then taking a snooze on the sofa of the house he broke into.

Photo Credit: Or-Eda Tater Tots.]]>
<![CDATA[SPAM Food Truck Rolls Through SF and Daly City]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:15:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/spam1.jpg
SPAM will promote its spreadable animal meat product via a food truck stopping in the Bay Area this week.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA["Mrs. Doubtfire" Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:47:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/193*120/doubtfiremain.jpg
A suspect dubbed by police as the "Mrs. Doubtfire" bank robbery suspect has been arrested and identified as a 31-year-old man from Sand City.

Photo Credit: Santa Cruz Police
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<![CDATA[Film About Band, "The Residents," Screens in SF]]> Fri, 01 May 2015 07:14:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Residents+WoW-001.JPG
Three screenings of a documentary featuring the mysterious San Francisco band, The Residents," are being offered at the San Francisco International Film Festival.

Photo Credit: Josh Keppel
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<![CDATA[Launching Moonshine Into Space]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:03:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Onyx+Moonshine+Space.jpg
A Connecticut distillery plans to launch a 750-milliliter bottle of moonshine 22 miles into space next month. It will be the first time a full-sized bottle of liquor leaves the earth’s atmosphere.

Photo Credit: Onyx Moonshine
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<![CDATA[Baseball Team's Famous "Ball-Dog" Retiring]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:39:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/batdog3.jpg
The Greensboro Grasshoppers minor league baseball team in North Carolina is losing a valuable player at the end of the season.]]>
<![CDATA[Officers Confiscate Gator While Executing Search Warrant]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 12:11:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/41815alligator.jpg
It wasn't exactly what they were looking for, but police in New Jersey made a startling discovery Saturday while executing a search warrant: an alligator.

Photo Credit: Long Branch Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Ben & Jerry's Unveils Ice Cream Burrito]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:38:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ben-jerry-ice-cream-burrito.jpg
Cup, cone or burrito? Ben & Jerry's is unveiling a new ice cream burrito, its new treat that splits the difference between a sundae and a waffle cone.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Ben & Jerry's
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<![CDATA[Watch: iPhone Records 40-Story Fall, Owner Says]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:41:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/iphone-dubai.jpg
Photographer Catalin Marin said his iPhone fell 40 stories from a Dubai rooftop while he was shooting the skyline — and it recorded the dramatic drop.

Photo Credit: Catalin Marin/Momentaryawe.com]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Burglary Caught on Cat Cam]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 21:45:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/hells+kitchen+cat+cam.JPG
A New York City resident set's up a cat camera to keep tabs on her pets while she was away, and it unexpectedly catches a burglary in progress. The video shows the thief climbing up scaffolding to get to...]]>
<![CDATA["Better Than Your Average Studio": Apartment Features Shower in Kitchen ]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:47:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Shower-head-generic-7308089.jpg
If you made a move to New York City with hopes of making a meal in the shower like the eccentric “Seinfeld” character Kramer, now’s your chance. A real estate agent in Manhattan’s Lower East Side is advertising...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Chimp Swats Down Drone at Dutch Zoo]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 07:19:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/MonkeyDrone.jpg
A chimp being filmed by a drone for a television show based out of a zoo in the Netherlands decided she wasn't too keen on the invasion of privacy and swatted the drone from the sky with a tree branch.
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<![CDATA["No. 1 Giants Fan" Shows Off "The Hat"]]> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:56:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/giantshatcrop.jpg
A baseball fanatic who describes herself as the "No. 1 Giants fan" came out before the sun rose on Monday morning to show off her 7-pound hat covered in buttons she's collected over the last 50 years.

Photo Credit: David Parkinson ]]>
<![CDATA[San Francisco Condo on Market for $49M]]> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:55:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/184*120/luminaduplexpenthouse.jpg
A condominium in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood is on the market for $49 million.

Photo Credit: Sotheby's]]>
<![CDATA[Sea Lion Pup Gets "Detained"]]> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 04:13:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Sea+lion+in+squad+car.JPG
Sheriff’s deputies had an unusual suspect in the back of their patrol squad car this week in Imperial Beach.

Photo Credit: San Diego Sheriff's Department
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<![CDATA[Giants and Padres Squabble Over Chewing Gum]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:41:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/167*120/469104166.jpg
An old piece of chewing gum sparked a heated exchange between Giants outfielder Angel Pagan and Padres catcher Derek Norris.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Man Beaten After Stealing Horse]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 04:50:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/horseback-pursuit-taser-bernardino.JPG
The San Bernardino County Sheriff ordered an internal investigation Thursday into an arrest caught on NBC Los Angeles' NewsChopper4 video that showed deputies beating a suspect when they caught up to him...

Photo Credit: KNBC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Police Seek Volunteers to Get Drunk]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 17:00:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_alcohol_470x265.jpg
Police in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania are looking for volunteers to get drunk on their dime and participate in a “field sobriety coordination testing school” for officers.]]>
<![CDATA[Comic Shop Tackles Minimum Wage Hike]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 13:07:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/comixexperience.jpg
Comix Experience has started a graphic novel club in order to tackle the $80,000 more per year the owner says he needs to generate to weather the minimum wage increase.

Photo Credit: Comix Experience]]>
<![CDATA[Big Wheel Race Draws Hundreds in SF]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 16:36:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/BARTteam21.jpg
Hundreds of people showed up for the “Bring Your Own Big Wheel” race in San Francisco’s Portero Hill on Sunday, zooming down Vermont and 20th streets on a set of plastic wheels. No rubber allowed.

Photo Credit: Rachel Cohen]]>
<![CDATA[Baby Stroller Used to Shoplift]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 22:20:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Dicks+Sporting+Goods+Stroller+Theft+Hatch+Nicolle+Hatch+Edward+Hatch.jpg
A man and a woman pushing a baby stroller walked into a Dick’s Sporting Goods store in South Jersey, cut the security locks on five Easton Mako Torq BBCOR baseball bats valued at nearly $2,750 and placed...

Photo Credit: Mount Laurel Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[New York City Subway Dance Party]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 19:50:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/2-party-aa.png
New York City commuters were pleasantly surprised when they were greeted with a dance party on a subway car. Meir Kalmanson, 25, and his friends threw a party on Mar. 26 in order to get commuters to connect with...
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<![CDATA["Stop Pooping" Along Trail]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:31:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ss3-31-15-1.jpg
To whoever has been pooping on the public bike path in Hampton, Illinois – please stop, officials have asked. “Stop pooping on bike path,” read two new signs along the trail. And no, it’s not a message directed...

Photo Credit: Tiffany Liou/KWQC]]>
<![CDATA[Man Says He Released Pink Chickens to "Make People Smile"]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:20:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2015-03-27-at-8.39.49-PM1.jpg
Two chickens dyed pink were spotted roaming the Portland, Oregon, waterfront park on Thursday, leaving many wondering why were they pink and who let them loose. The mystery didn't last long.

Photo Credit: Multnomah County Animal Services
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<![CDATA[Pink Chickens Roam Portland]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:03:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2015-03-27-at-8.37.41-PM.jpg
Pink Chickens Roam Portland

Photo Credit: Multnomah County Animal Services]]>
<![CDATA[Music Video Crew Behind Mystery Piano]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:03:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/03-27-2015-piano-santa-monica-1.gif
The hills were alive with the sound of music Thursday after hikers in search of sweeping views of Southern California were surprised to find a piano on a lookout in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Photo Credit: KNBC-TV]]>